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April Hiring Beats Expectations, but Sequestration and Other Headwinds to Restrain Momentum

May 6, 2013 Stronger than anticipated hiring in April, together with sizable upward revisions to the February and March employment figures, have alleviated concerns that sequestration will severely impair the employment market. Although some sectors such as manufacturing and construction have lost a bit of momentum, job creation continues to make headway and intial unemployment […]